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|26 weeks 3 hours ago||Lines||
I'm surprised they didn't try to differentiate between the men's and women's lines. It's confusing for everybody: fans, players, officials, coaches.
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||Lott||
I'll co-sign on Brad Lott as MVP
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Coach from the East...||
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Have to agree||
OSU is not closing out games very well this year, but they are still dangerous. They got a lot closer to JHU and Penn St. than we did, and took UMass to OT (UMass beat PSU today).
However, Cornell did just beat Virginia and Yale in consecutive weeks, so they are not quite dead themselves. It's the same old story: tough to infer things from common opponents.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Great win||
This puts us in a good position for the ECAC tourney, with a possible NCAA bid on the line
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Road loss||
I'm wondering if this team will struggle disproportionately on the road. Lot's of young guys still. Also, remember they are practicing in Oosterbaan now and it's a big switch to be outside. North Carolina is actually pretty cold right now.
Tough loss, recalibrate expectations again.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Halftime||
They had "1st" on the scoreboard...I thought it was a decently high-scoring first quarter...
|27 weeks 6 days ago||El Presidente||
This guy's name is Nido Quidein?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||stats||
where my stats at??!?!
|28 weeks 2 days ago||so close...||
...and yet so far.
Zonino coming into his own. I can see him matching Logan's heroics from last year.
Let's keep that momentum going!
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Who's the guy taking a shot||
Who's the guy taking a shot on goal at the end of the game? classy...
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Announcers||
Apparently there's no score between Cornell and...Hah-bert? Where did they find this guy?
Should probably stop complaining about the free, live feed though...
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Really poor shot selection||
Really poor shot selection here...same problem against Detroit. Patience will come with experience, I hope.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||The UM club lacrosse team||
The UM club lacrosse team used to roll out the club dance team (club cheerleaders?) at halftime...similar results
|29 weeks 4 days ago||DANCE TEAM!||
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Great win!||
Rocky at times, wish the shooting percentage was better, but can't ever complain about a W!
|29 weeks 6 days ago||"First you lose big, then you||
"First you lose big, then you lose close, then you win close, then you win big."
-Bobby Bowsen, via, sigh, Rich Rodriguez
|29 weeks 6 days ago||BOOM||
Kyle Jackson with the OT winner!
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Goalie play||
Seems to me we should be taking more advantage of their freshman goalie...
|29 weeks 6 days ago||TempoFree Lax||
Tim will like the free possessions generated by Lott
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Brad Lott playing||
Good sign for UM
edit: he's 3-4 already (one violation by Det?)
|29 weeks 6 days ago||I was planning to...||
I was on my way when I realized it would be a good idea to call ahead...of course it was sold out.
I don't know what I was thinking, not buying a ticket in advance. I was at the last Ultimate Soccer game and it was packed...
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Scrimmages||
Did anyone make it out for the scrimmages last weekend? I hear that we "beat" Marquette and "lost" to Denison.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||I thought the same thing||
It would be a shame to play Hopkins in Oosterbaan. Maybe they'll make an exception and open up Glick? I've never been inside - could it accomodate a game?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||St. Joe's||
I should also point out we played St. Joseph's in fall ball in 2011. Lost 9-5 (unofficially)
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Tough schedule||
Unfortunately I see us holding steady with last year's results. The schedule is a bit tougher, and the recruiting defensive cavalry has not yet arrived. Three wins is probably the ceiling.
However, I am excited to see some of the instant impact freshman. Been hearing good things about Kyle Jackson in the midfield. I think WolvinLA2 is correct also that Gerald Logan may be a (slight) upgrade in goal.
Attendance at the OSU game was horrendous last year due to crappy weather (it was not great for the football game either). Here's hoping we get a strong turnout this year. Anyone else surprise OSU is coming back to AA?
Here's this year's opponents, arranged by end of year power ranking from 2011 (Laxpower). I've also included last year's result in parentheses, if applicable:
2 Loyola (L 8-15)
5 Denver (L 5-17)
19 OSU (L 9-12)
20 PSU (L 9-16)
33 Delaware (L 7-11)
35 Air Force (L 6-15)
39 Bellarmine (L 9-13)
50 St. Joe's
52 Detroit (L 9-13)
NR High Point
Last year I thought Detroit was a huge missed opportunity, and ditto for Bellarmine. OSU was definitely in reach as well. I see us picking off 3 of the bottom 5 and maybe giving another 2 or 3 teams a run for their money. Seems to be the consensus here.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Stall warning||
As a couple of people have alluded to, but not said explicitly, if there is no attempt by the defense to put pressure on the ball, the officials should not/will not put the stall warning on. You are not considered to be stalling if the defense is not trying to take the ball away.
For the record, I am against the addition of a shot clock in any form. I think you are attacking the wrong facet of the game with shot clock if your goal is to speed up play. They need to determine how to discourage substitutions on the fly following a change of possession and/or reduce the "specialization" of player personnel. This will reduce or eliminate the need to send the ball around the horn three times while a team sets up their offense.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Beveled Guilt||
HTTV is in and of itself a worthy cause...however, now that that number has been blown out of the water, maybe think about kicking in a little something to the general fund...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||they were in it||
We do seem to be having trouble closing out games in the second half. Maybe too many young guys out there?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Clearing||
The defense this year is pretty patchwork - even a couple of position switches. I'm guessing that the stick skills are just not quite there yet. I think also the Weiss will be an upgrade in the clearing department.